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Chessington Safari Hotel
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Reviewed 1 June 2014

We stayed for one night in this hotel and it was amazing, the views of the wildlife were incredible it was like staying over at a Kenyan resort :) You could see all of the animals happily roaming around there enclosures. The food was fantastic and good value for money, Breakfast was a buffet and an ideal way to start the day before enjoying a fun packed day in the park! the decorations of the hotel were stunning especially the big light up giraffe in the foyer. It was definitely a trip to remember!

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Kirsty P
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CWOAR, Guest Relations Manager at Chessington Safari Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2014

Thank you for taking the time to review the Chessington Safari Hotel Kirsty! We are extremely pleased to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay and in particular the fantastic views on to our Wanyama Reserve! We are are also pleased to hear that you enjoyed every aspect of the hotel and in particular our glittering giraffe!

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Reviewed 29 May 2014

It was a late decision for us to do something for half term and were lucky enough to get booked into the Safari Hotel.
The whole experience was brilliant, ALL staff were friendly and very helpful.
We packed a lot in and wished we'd booked for longer, use of the pool, evening entertainment, dinner the the restaurant as well as an evening walk onto the Wanyama reserve. Nice perk to get early access to the World of Adventures.
There is building work as a new hotel being built next door due to be competed in August, but not too intrusive. My only gripe was our hair dryer was broken and no portable replacement was available even though reception knew there was an issue with this.
Fancy returning to try out the new hotel next year?

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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1  Thank Sarah C
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CWOAR, Guest Relations Manager at Chessington Safari Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2014

Thank you for leaving such a fantastic five star review of the Chessington Safari Hotel! We will ensure that your great feedback about the staff is passed on to all relevant team members. With regards to the hair dryer, we will further investigate this with our maintenance department. We hope to welcome you back again soon to Britain’s Wildest Adventure.

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Reviewed 29 May 2014

I celebrated my birthday last weekend and at the tender age of... ahem.. 31 you're never too old for a surprise! My boyfriend and parents took me on a surprise trip to Chessington staying at the Safari Hotel - and I couldn't hope for a better weekend.
We arrived Saturday afternoon - parking in the hotel section was a bit of a nightmare! But headed straight in to the park - as the weather was typically British the park was lovely and quiet. Retiring to the hotel it was a busy check in and the queue for the lifts was long. We took the stairs to our rooms - what lovely rooms. My parents gave us the room overlooking the reserve whilst they took the one which was overlooking the building site of the new hotel!
Rooms were spacious and well equipped - one thing I would like is a sleep timer on the TV! (maybe my age!!!)
Dinner in the hotel was good - nice to see somewhere willing to provide diners with information on gluten free options although would be easier to have a printed menu so staff didn't have to go to ask each time there's something you fancy from the menu!
Saw some zebra, ostrich and giraffes from the bedroom window in the morning.
Breakfast was good too - turnover must be huge so keeping it warm and stocked is always an issue - but they did well.
All in all a really perfect birthday weekend. Brought out the big kid in me!

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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2  Thank LisaCThomas
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CWOAR, Guest Relations Manager at Chessington Safari Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2014

Thank you for leaving such a great five star review of the Chessington Safari Hotel! It’s absolutely fantastic to hear that you enjoyed your room looking over the Wanyama reserve and that you were able to enjoy seeing our Zebra, Ostriches and Giraffes. We looking forward to welcoming you back soon for another big kid adventure!

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Reviewed 29 May 2014

Just returned from this hotel where we took advantage of the Early Riser to enter Chessington World of Adventures. The hotel is 'Madagascar' themed which went down well with my 8 and 5 year old. Clean and airy bedrooms with a seperate room for the kids beds made for a nice overnight stay. Bit of confusion around internet bookings at the restaurant wasn't enough to ruin the evening meal and the food was good as well.

Room Tip: We had 3rd floor safari facing rooms which the kids loved. Family rooms have a seperated section for the kids which made them feel like they had their own room with their own tv :)
  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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1  Thank s1m0nWh3l4
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CWOAR, Guest Relations Manager at Chessington Safari Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2014

Thank your brilliant five star review of the Chessington Safari Hotel! Its great to hear that you enjoyed our Early Rider scheme, which gives early access to the park for all of our hotel guests during weekends and school holidays! We do hope to see you again soon at Britain’s Wildest Adventure!

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Reviewed 28 May 2014 via mobile

This was my birthday treat, and what a treat it was! It was lively having everything available to is from the spa to the pool to the animals outside the window! I lived waking up to see the zebras in the morning. The food was excellent and generous portions to the point I didn't finish my breakfast! Everyone that I know has been have all been just as thrilled as I was and I truly recommend Chessington but also spending that little bit extra to get the bet experience possible.

Stayed: January 2014
1  Thank Gii38122
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CWOAR, Guest Relations Manager at Chessington Safari Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2014

Thank you for leaving such a great review of the Resort! It’s absolutely brilliant to hear that you enjoyed your great birthday treat at the Safari Hotel. It’s also fantastic to hear that you enjoyed every aspect of your stay with us! We do hope you will return to Britain’s Wildest Adventure again soon!

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